Humongous Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Kicked-Up Cinnabon Icing

What is it about cinnamon rolls? In fact, what is it about pecan cinnamon rolls in particular? They are classic comfort food when done right but so much of the time we eat them half stale, purchased from a market. They do take a couple of hours to make but they are so delicious they …

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Ground Meat Mix for the Best Burgers (and Other Stuff) Ever

If you’ve been reading Restless Chipotle very long you know that I prefer grinding beef for ground beef dishes myself. I  know what’s in it, there is almost no chance of eColi, and I can control the fat. Well, you may know that but I have been holding out on you. I have a couple …

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Damntastic Texas Barbecue Sauce

When you think of Texas food the first thing that has to come to mind is BBQ. Really awesome-good-damntastic barbecue. I want to make one thing perfectly clear. You people in Alabama are doing it all wrong, bless your hearts. When I was there for the conference I had barbecue 3 times in two days – …

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Country Style Whole Wheat Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

These whole wheat buttermilk dinner rolls are tender, light, and buttery. One of the standard items on the table, no matter which meal it is, has got to be bread in most parts of Texas. It might be a slice of fresh, fragrant bread, a flaky, light biscuit, or hot dinner rolls with butter melting …

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Double Fudge Coca Cola Chocolate Cake with Salted Peanut Brittle

Double fudge Coca Cola cake? Yes please! Putting salted peanuts in your coke is a southern thing. No one really know how the practice started but it is brilliant – that perfect salty sweet taste with the added blast of fizz. Anyway, back in the 1970s it was a pretty cool thing to do, and …

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Baked Chicken in Cream with Hatch Chiles

Baked chicken in a cream reduction sauce is a pretty classic, albeit boring, dish. I like classic but I do not like boring so I added guijillo and hatch chiles for flavor. The chicken is tender and slighly smoky and then the cream sauce is smooth, velvety, and just a touch spicy — just enough to …

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Old- Fashioned Molasses Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

This 100 percent molasses whole wheat bread recipe has all the flavor and nutrition of whole wheat but the texture is more like a classic white sandwich bread. If it is kneaded properly the crumb is light and velvety and you can cut the slices almost paper thin — not that you’d want to. This is …

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Make Back to School Lunches Special

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Back to school time already? I hate back to school more than my kids do, I think. I homeschooled from 1989 to January 2012 and my oldest four …

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